Stolen land to be confiscated from CPP land-grabber.

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Stolen land to be confiscated from CPP land-grabber.

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:37 am

The government has decided to confiscate nearly 3,000 hectares of land in Kandal province’s Kien Svay and Saang districts from CPP member Lork Hour after investigating a litany of lawsuits filed by local residents against the parliamentarian.

According to a letter from the Council of Ministers’ secretary of state Hing Thoraxy to Land Managment Minister Chea Sophara on Saturday, the government ruled that Mr. Hour had in fact stolen land from local residents and decided to take back 2,997.92 hectares from his plot.

The land will be given to those in the area who had their land taken from them by Mr. Hour and Mr. Sophara said the ministry working group centered on Mr. Hour’s land disputes will go to the area on Monday, survey the land and collect data to register the original owners with land titles.

Mr. Hour, who represents Battambang province in the National Assembly, was put on a newly-created “blacklist” last May, barring him from registering or transferring land due to the five land disputes he is involved in.
Mr. Hour was the first and only addition to the list, which was created to keep track of companies and people who have a history of contentious or corrupt land business dealings...

A Land Management Ministry official who spoke on condition of anonymity said Mr. Hour’s land disputes started in 2005 and had now affected 1,269 families in 15 villages within four communes in Kandal province.

“The ministry received 46 complaints from people,” he said.

Mr. Hour, who is also a three-star general within the Interior Ministry, could not be reached for comment. But he told a local media outlet that he never grabbed anyone’s land and never had a dispute with anyone... ... -lawmaker/
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Re: Stolen land to be confiscated from CPP land-grabber.

Post by front40 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:24 am

Election year justice.
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Re: Stolen land to be confiscated from CPP land-grabber.

Post by Luigi » Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:00 pm

A fall from grace for sure. Lose a little face.....and land.
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